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wish fulfillment

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  1. gratification of desires.
  2. Psychoanalysis. the drive to free oneself from tension caused by instinctual needs, as sex.
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Origin of wish fulfillment

First recorded in 1905–10
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wish fulfillment

  1. In psychoanalytic theory, the satisfaction of a desire, need, or impulse through a dream or other exercise of the imagination.
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